Class Notes

Parenting in the Digital Age


Parents are invited to a talk about understanding the issues, fears, and challenges of the Internet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Artists’ Theater, 625 Park Ave.


District officials will address Internet safety and cyber ethics for both parents and students. Presenters include the police department’s juvenile officer, Det. Natalie Leal; the district’s technology chief, Victor Guthrie; LBHS and Thurston’s assistant principals, Robert Billinger and Michael Modeer, respectively.



Getting Children Ready for Kindergarten


The Boys & Girls Club’s Even Start Preschool Program offers a quality preschool experience for 3 and 4 year old children from qualifying low-income families.


Free of charge, the goal of the preschool program is school readiness.  Through fun and educational activities, these deserving children are prepared for success in kindergarten.


For more information about the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach please call (949)494-2535 or visit www.bgclagunabeach.org.


Honors for Local Loyola Marymount Students


Several local students were named to the dean’s list for fall semester at Loyola Marymount University.

Among them are Madison Barton, Hannah Dawe, Jordan Festa, Dashel Pierson Plesa and Shikera Spindle.


Dressing Teens for Prom


Working Wardrobes will offer 150 at-risk high school seniors a series of workshops and a chance to find their perfect dress or tuxedo, complete with matching shoes, and accessories on Saturday, March 10, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Hilton Irvine, 18800 MacArthur Blvd.

Help out by hosting a collection drive. Items needed include formal wear such as tuxedos, vests, dress shirts, prom and party dresses, as well as accessories such as bowties, dress shoes, evening purses and jewelry.


Santa Ana councilmember Michelle Martinez will be one of the speakers. Donations and volunteering time to the event are welcome.


Donations can be dropped off at Working Wardrobes’ donation center, 3030 Pullman St., in Costa Mesa, 92626.


Contact Megan Harless at (714) 210-2460 or [email protected] or go on www.workingwardrobes.org for further info.


Dive into Marine Science in Summer


Capt. Nancy L. Caruso and the Ocean Gear Dive Center offer the opportunity for students to spend five days on a boat traveling between Catalina and Santa Barbara Island between July 8-12.


For $1,380, students between 13 and 18 years old will have the opportunity to earn their open water or advanced scuba certification as well as study marine science.


For further information visit http://www.getinspiredinc.org/events.html or contact Caruso at 714.206.5147.


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